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The White City [Reading] ➾ The White City Author Karolina Ramqvist – Thomashillier.co.uk A celebrated bestseller in Sweden, and the winner of the prestigious Per Olov Enquist Literary Prize, The White City is an arresting story of betrayal and empowerment as a criminal s girlfriend is lef A celebrated bestseller in Sweden, and the winner of the prestigious Per Olov Enquist Literary Prize, The White City is an arresting story of betrayal and empowerment as a criminal s girlfriend is The White eBook µ left behind to pick up the pieces of her imploded existenceKarin knew what she was getting herself into when she fell for John, a high flying wheeler dealer But she never imagined things would turn out like this John is gone and the coke filled parties, seemingly endless flow of money, and high social status have been replaced by cut telephone lines, cut heat, and cut cash All that remains of Karin s former life is the mansion he bought for her and his daughter, the child Karin once swore she would never bring into their dangerous worldNow she is on her own with baby Dream As the authorities zero in on organized crime, John s shady legacy is catching up with her Over the course of a few days, Karin is forced to take drastic measures to claim what she considers rightfully hers so that she can start overWith slow burning psychological intrigue and a seductive atmosphere, The White City is an intimate portrayal of one woman s struggle to pull herself up from the paralyzing depths of despair and an unflinching examination of what it means to lose control over your body and your life.

    The White City Epub ↠ The White eBook µ that remains of Karin s former life is the mansion he bought for her and his daughter, the child Karin once swore she would never bring into their dangerous worldNow she is on her own with baby Dream As the authorities zero in on organized crime, John s shady legacy is catching up with her Over the course of a few days, Karin is forced to take drastic measures to claim what she considers rightfully hers so that she can start overWith slow burning psychological intrigue and a seductive atmosphere, The White City is an intimate portrayal of one woman s struggle to pull herself up from the paralyzing depths of despair and an unflinching examination of what it means to lose control over your body and your life."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 224 pages
  • The White City
  • Karolina Ramqvist
  • 07 February 2018

About the Author: Karolina Ramqvist

Karolina Ramqvist r en svensk journalist och f rfattareRamqvist har varit chefredakt r f r tidskriften Arena och kritiker i Dagens Nyheter Hon blev allm nt k nd n r hon publicerade ett The White eBook µ privat brev fr n Ulf Lundell i antologin Fittstim Hon har ven medverkat i tidskriften Bang Ramqvist r gift med journalisten Fredrik VirtanenKarolina Ramqvist r sondotter till The Svedberg.



10 thoughts on “The White City

  1. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    This is a very intimate look at what happens when a woman is completely alone with a baby a baby she never really wanted to have.living in a large house which is about to be confiscated Karin had once been living the high and mighty life with John, a high and mighty criminal An image I had of John, was Leonardo DiCaprio, playing the leading role in the film The Wolf of Wall Street Karin was mixed up with a man she loved who threw big parties with drugs as appetizers, had a bottomle This is a very intimate look at what happens when a woman is completely alone with a baby a baby she never really wanted to have.living in a large house which is about to be confiscated Karin had once been living the high and mighty life with John, a high and mighty criminal An image I had of John, was Leonardo DiCaprio, playing the leading role in the film The Wolf of Wall Street Karin was mixed up with a man she loved who threw big parties with drugs as appetizers, had a bottomless pit of money for all the most expensive luxurious homes, cars, clothes, and any number of desired experiences John was the one who wanted a child.and now he was gone Karin was left with nothing no money no support from extended organized crime friends.plus the authorities are coming after her Karin is in a bad position and is going to need to make some tough choices This story becomes a taut, suspenseful, psychological journey How in the world does a depressed woman learn to quickly source her own life and be the mother her child needs and deserves The baby s name is Dream Dream whimpers, cries, and screams often.matching the mother s mood There were times when mother and child were trembling and sniffling together The atmosphere is eerie and the storytelling is slow burning.The house itself was surrounded by snow The driveway was snowed in Every effort to take the baby outside was a grueling endeavor My eyes started to water and my hands got ice cold just reading about Karin and Dream alone in the snow The writing is gorgeous, seductive, mysterious, classy smart Really lovely Karolina Ramquist is a Swedish journalist and author This was my first experience with her work She s quite talented Thank You Grove Atlantic, Netgalley, and Karolina Ramqvist

  2. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    DNF so I did not give it a rating This Swedish novel gives us an intimate look at dysfunctional young woman with a new born baby her breast feeding, diaper changing, showering She lives alone in a big house in the Swedish winter and her husband has gone He was involved in some time of criminality that got them the house but is he dead, or missing or has he just skipped out on his wife I read about 60 pages but I couldn t understand what was going on with her situation All she seems do is DNF so I did not give it a rating This Swedish novel gives us an intimate look at dysfunctional young woman with a new born baby her breast feeding, diaper changing, showering She lives alone in a big house in the Swedish winter and her husband has gone He was involved in some time of criminality that got them the house but is he dead, or missing or has he just skipped out on his wife I read about 60 pages but I couldn t understand what was going on with her situation All she seems do is smoke and eat pizza Because she can t function her house is about to be repossessed She has no idea where she will go and seems to not even have any friends because their friends were his friends and he s gone With 60 pages, I feel I gave it an honest try I also have to say that, for what it is worth, the rating of 3.3 on GR is extremely low as these things go although it does have a number of good reviews

  3. Esil Esil says:

    The White City started off promising but ended up petering out for me It is a short novel and the story is very narrow Focused on a few days in Karin s life, we zero right into her situation without getting any back story Karin lives in a big house with her infant daughter Her partner John is not there maybe dead, arrested, disappeared who knows John was involved in some kind of unspecified criminal activity Karin has no money and is on the verge of losing the house, her car and everyt The White City started off promising but ended up petering out for me It is a short novel and the story is very narrow Focused on a few days in Karin s life, we zero right into her situation without getting any back story Karin lives in a big house with her infant daughter Her partner John is not there maybe dead, arrested, disappeared who knows John was involved in some kind of unspecified criminal activity Karin has no money and is on the verge of losing the house, her car and everything else She makes the rounds to people she knows they seem to be associated with John but it s not clear how to find money and figure out how to survive In the end, Karin may or may not have found a solution I m not giving anything away This is the story from beginning to end What makes The White City promising in the beginning is the atmosphere Ramqvist creates She does an excellent job of putting us in Karin s head, and of laying out her desperation in looking after a baby while trying to salvage a life in such unpromising circumstances But in the end, the focus remained too narrow for me, and I felt that too little was revealed I ended up feeling like I participated in a writing experiment rather than reading a good novel Others may get farout of this one than me Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy

  4. Lucy Banks Lucy Banks says:

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.3.5 a compelling, intriguing yet slightly unsatisfying short novel.Firstly, let me start by saying that the writing was very engrossing I was hooked from start to finish, and desperately curious to know what would happen to Karin, not to mention her baby daughter, Dream I think Ramqvist also caught the essence of early motherhood perfectly the exhaustion, the emotions, the traumas with breastfeeding though pe I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.3.5 a compelling, intriguing yet slightly unsatisfying short novel.Firstly, let me start by saying that the writing was very engrossing I was hooked from start to finish, and desperately curious to know what would happen to Karin, not to mention her baby daughter, Dream I think Ramqvist also caught the essence of early motherhood perfectly the exhaustion, the emotions, the traumas with breastfeeding though perhaps it focused a tad too much on breastfeeding all the time, it felt a little like overkill towards the end yes, boobs do hurt whenfeeding, but the book kind of drilled the point home a bit too often.The plot itself was intriguing Initially I was baffled about what had happened, but about 20% of the way through I realised that Karin s absent partner was some sort of criminal, presumably behind bars The ambiguity worked well, and added to the strange, dream like mood of the book I also really enjoyed the fact that nothing much happened it s a mark of a good writer when they can hold your attention without having to include loads of action Overall, it was a good read slightly unsatisfying in places, but clearly Ramqvist can write really well I enjoyed it

  5. Louise Wilson Louise Wilson says:

    3.5 stars Karin knew what she was getting into when she fell for the high flying criminal John But never did she imagine it would turn out like this.John has now gone and so is the lifestyle she had grown accustomed too Now she is living below the breadline with her telephone being cur off and with very little money She now has a child to take care off.Although this novel is well written, I did find this a slow burner There was not a lot happening throughout the book but the atmosphere is e 3.5 stars Karin knew what she was getting into when she fell for the high flying criminal John But never did she imagine it would turn out like this.John has now gone and so is the lifestyle she had grown accustomed too Now she is living below the breadline with her telephone being cur off and with very little money She now has a child to take care off.Although this novel is well written, I did find this a slow burner There was not a lot happening throughout the book but the atmosphere is eerie and the ending was worth sticking it out for.I would like to thank NetGalley, Grove Atlantic and the author Karolina Ramquist for my ARC in exchange for an honest review

  6. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    3.5 review to follow.

  7. Pia Pia says:

    This is one of the most claustrophobic books that I ve read, but it s a mental sensation I got, not a physical one.Karin is living with her baby daughter Dream in a big, isolated house There s no heat, it s dirty and there s almost nothing to eat Her partner was some kind of big criminal he s no longer in the picture and despite his promises of nothing bad ever happening to them, she s alone and none of his business partners has done anything to help her He s gone and she s alone and brok This is one of the most claustrophobic books that I ve read, but it s a mental sensation I got, not a physical one.Karin is living with her baby daughter Dream in a big, isolated house There s no heat, it s dirty and there s almost nothing to eat Her partner was some kind of big criminal he s no longer in the picture and despite his promises of nothing bad ever happening to them, she s alone and none of his business partners has done anything to help her He s gone and she s alone and broke Also, the authorities have already told her they re taking the house and the car from her.The sensation of everything closing in around her is real, as she travels to the city, white with snow, to search for John s friends and partners and find out if there s any money left for her.You can feel Karin s physical discomfort, her almost mental breakdown, the cold and the grime surrounding her But just when everything seems to be against her, she finds the resources and help to turn everything around.I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

  8. Danny Cerullo Danny Cerullo says:

    One of thebleak novels I ve read recently I don t know if it adds up to everything it aims for but the writing is so precise, strong, and beautiful that it almost doesn t matter Plot wise, there s not a ton a recently widowed mob wife is faced with the reality that she has no money and the government is going to take whatever remaining assets she does have She sets out with her infant daughter and seeks help from their former friends The stars of the show here are the scenery and the One of thebleak novels I ve read recently I don t know if it adds up to everything it aims for but the writing is so precise, strong, and beautiful that it almost doesn t matter Plot wise, there s not a ton a recently widowed mob wife is faced with the reality that she has no money and the government is going to take whatever remaining assets she does have She sets out with her infant daughter and seeks help from their former friends The stars of the show here are the scenery and the characters Everything feels real, fleshed out, and haunting

  9. Sarah Sarah says:

    I received this book free from the publisher via netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.Please see my full reviews available at www.coffeeandtrainspotting.com I received this book free from the publisher via netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.Please see my full reviews available at www.coffeeandtrainspotting.com

  10. Sarah Sarah says:

    I read this a few weeks ago I think it was the only book I read in November Didn t realize I hadn t reviewed it I used this book for my pop sugar prompt Nordic Noir I really wanted to jump into one of the Harry Hole books and couldn t get into them so I went with something short because I figured it would be the least painful.The plot here is very basic The MC is the mother to a child of some kind of Swedish gangster drug runner The law has caught up with her them and let her know that bec I read this a few weeks ago I think it was the only book I read in November Didn t realize I hadn t reviewed it I used this book for my pop sugar prompt Nordic Noir I really wanted to jump into one of the Harry Hole books and couldn t get into them so I went with something short because I figured it would be the least painful.The plot here is very basic The MC is the mother to a child of some kind of Swedish gangster drug runner The law has caught up with her them and let her know that because of he was a criminal, all proceeds of his criminal acts are going to be forfeited to the state Including her house, her car, and everything in them So she is trying to figure out how she can get out of dodge and who might have owed her boyfriend money It was a lot of toting a baby back and forth in the snow and ice to different ex friends and criminal s houses The plot was probably the weakest point of the whole book because it felt repetitive and a little boring.I will say Ramqvist wrote the character whose name I can t remember very well and very believably It seems like she s suffering from some postpartum depression A lot of her feelings about being a new mother I sympathized with and the characterization gets 5 stars It was very well done and one of the most believable characters I think I ve read this year.There were a lot of questions that kept me engaged to the end but none of them ended up being answered Who exactly was her boyfriend I think his name was Alex What was he doing exactly that he could afford a mansion and a fancy car and luxury label clothing and accessories But mostly WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO HIM Is he dead How did he die Is he in jail Did he flee the country Is he ever coming back I did mostly like the conclusion which is why I gave it three stars between the boring plot and the excellent characterization However it too was sort of vague, and happened all within three minutes, and when I was done all I could think was huh So not terrible Quick, if nothing else Maybe I ll get to the Harry Hole books next year and make an honest go at Nordic Noir

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